MUSQUIN DOMINATES WASHOUGAL MOTOCROSS NATIONAL
WASHOUGAL, Washington – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin swept both motos of the ninth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX Championship Series held at Washougal Motocross Park to take a dominating overall win; his first of the season.
Marvin Musquin impressed the crowd from the start of the day earning the fastest qualifying time. His qualifying time earned him first gate pick for the main event and gave him the confidence he needed heading to the start of the first moto.
Musquin earned a decent jump off the line on his KTM 250 SX-F and worked his way into the lead by the end of the fifth lap. Once out front, he pulled away from the pack and went on to win his first moto of the year by eight seconds over the second place rider.
“It was tough starting out the season nursing an injury but I have been getting stronger every weekend and it showed today,” stated Musquin. “I’m starting to hit my stride at this point in the season and I am really excited for my progress.”
Excited from the first moto win, Musquin was determined to repeat his success in moto two. He earned another good start and moved his way into the runner-up position by the fourth lap. He continued to charge forward and pressure the leader. By the tenth lap he was able to move around the lead ride and take over the top spot. He led the remaining laps to sweep both motos and take the overall for the day.
“I’m so happy to help KTM earn this milestone of winning all motos today (referring to the success of his Red Bull/KTM teammate Ryan Dungey also taking two moto wins),” stated Musquin. “This is the best motocross race in the history of our team and I’m so proud to be a part of it.”
Next Round: New Berlin, NY – Unadilla – August 9, 2014
Results 250MX Class Washougal
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM (1-1)
2. Blake Baggett (USA), Kawasaki (5-2)
3. Jeremy Martin (USA), Yamaha (4-4)
4. Cooper Webb (USA), Yamaha (3-5)
5. Justin Bogle (USA), Honda (7-3)
6. Joey Savatgy (USA), KTM (6-7)
20. Chris Canning (USA), KTM (21-19)
Standings 250MX Class after 9 of 12 rounds
1. Martin, 377 points
2. Webb, 334
3. Baggett, 323
4. Musquin, 281
5. Bogle, 274
14. Savatgy, 132